Defense Health Program Department of Defense Rare Cancers Research Program anticipated funding opportunities for fiscal year 2020

Sponsor

US Department of Defense (DoD)

Description

Rare Cancers Press Release

Applications for the Concept Award submitted to the FY20 RCRP must address one or more of the following Focus Areas: 

  • Biology and Etiology: Identify disease-defining molecular pathways, cell context, and microenvironment.
  • Research Model: Develop and validate rare tumor-specific models that can support clinical trial readiness.
  • Platform Development: Development of platforms (such as, tumor tissue repository with clinical annotation; centralized databanks; patient registry with common data structure; research model and Omics database; longitudinal studies of natural history and treatment response), for multiple rare cancers, to allow sharing data, bio-specimens and resources.
  • Therapy: Identify novel therapeutic strategies, including drug repurposing. 

Applications for the Idea Development Award submitted to the FY20 RCRP must address one or more of the following Focus Areas: 

  • Biology and Etiology: Identify disease-defining molecular pathways, cell context, and microenvironment.
  • Research Model: Develop and validate rare tumor-specific models that can support clinical trial readiness.
  • Therapy: Identify novel therapeutic strategies, including drug repurposing. 

Applications for the Resource and Community Development Award submitted to the FY20 RCRP must address the Focus Areas below: 

  • Platform Development: Development of platforms (such as, tumor tissue repository with clinical annotation; centralized databanks; patient registry with common data structure; research model and Omics database; longitudinal studies of natural history and treatment response), for multiple rare cancers, to allow sharing data, bio-specimens and resources.

Funding Availability

Concept Award

  • Maximum funding of $100,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is one year.

Idea Development Award

  • Maximum funding of $350,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is three years.

Resource and Community Development Award

  • Maximum funding of $600,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs). 
  • Maximum period of performance is three years.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to this program or any DoD programs, please contact Angela Vuk (avuk@uoguelph.ca) as soon as possible so we can work with you on your application and confirm access to Grants.gov for submitting applications.

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) prior to the pre-application deadline. All applications must conform to the final Funding Opportunities/Program Announcements and General Application Instructions which can be found on Grants.gov.

For Questions, please contact

Office of Research

Angela Vuk, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x55026
avuk@uoguelph.ca

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